Did you ever wonder what could be the most valuable item in the Stephen King collector’s marketplace today? If you guessed a first edition Salem’s Lot with the original first issue dust-jacket, then you are correct. In a recent article from finebooksmagazine, such an extraordinary example was sold for over $100,000.
So what makes this so valuable? It has to do with the dust-jacket. In 1975, Doubleday made a last minute modification in the price from $8.95 to $7.95. All the dust-jackets were price-clipped with a new price of $7.95 printed on the flap. This First State dust-jacket became the most desirable and only a few survived. The front flap of this dust-jacket has the unclipped price of $8.95 in the top right corner and the text below on the flap refers to “Father Cody” instead of “Father Callahan” as found in later states/editions.
There were only 20,000 First Edition copies of Salem’s Lot produced by Doubleday.
This particular book and dust-jacket originated from the same library that is currently offered on consignment here.
If you are serious Stephen King collector, you now have a unique opportunity. Imagine owning not one, but two of these first edition Salem’s Lot with original first issue dust-jackets, valued at over $200,000. Keep reading for more details.
source – finebooksmagazine
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